Bream Bay development:
NIWA Aquaculture Park Upgrade

The NIWA Bream Bay Aquaculture Park houses some of NIWA’s most cutting edge aquaculture trials, studies and breeding programmes.

United Civil recently completed work installing a services conduit running through the NIWA site, providing a pathway for vital services and provisions for future expansion.

The $3.8m project included significant upgrades to on-site accessibility including access road, car park and wash bay improvements. With full ladder, tray and racking systems – the services conduit provides a pathway for pipe work, telecom, electricity, salt water and sewer connection across the NIWA site.

We completed the full scope of works, from planning and pre-cast concrete construction via our subsidiary Paneltech, through to installation and project management.

Key features included:

  • constructing and installing a pre-cast concrete services conduit measuring two metres wide by two metres high and running for 450 metres
  • constructing a salt water return duct beside the main services conduit, measuring one metre wide by one metre high
  • end-to-end construction of new car park facilities, wash bay and turn around areas including concreting and sealing
  • the decommission, demolition and removal of existing concrete structures to make way for the services conduit, return duct and new access facilities
  • safely and efficiently removing asbestos
  • adjustment of the construction programme to allow for research into the impact on endangered lizards living in the area.